Samirah Alkassim


I am an independent documentary filmmaker and film educator with many years experience living and working in the MIddle East.  I have over 12 years experience teaching film production and studies in Singapore, Cairo, Jordan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Formerly head of the film program at the American University in Cairo, my published articles include “Cracking the Monolith: Film and Video Art in Egypt” (New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, April 2004), and “Tracing an Archaeology of Experimental Video in Cairo” (Nebula, April 2006, among others.  My films include Far From You, From Here To There, and What is Natural Contains Variety, among other works and installations.

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